leonard daranjo


Do Not Do Unto Others........ - Poem by leonard daranjo

Who am I to make you sad
If I cannot make you happy
Who am I to take from you
If I cannot give you in return
Who am I to make you cry
If I cannot make you smile
Who am I to take a life
If I cannot create one on my own
Who am I to cause you harm
If I cannot do you good
Who am I to wish you ill
If I cannot wish you well
Who am I to be judgemental
If I am unwilling to be judged myself
Who am I to blame you blindly
If I cannot apologise when I am wrong
Who am I to incarcerate you
If I cannot free you from your chains
Who am I to criticise your vice
If I cannot praise you for your virtue
Who am I to live this lie
If I cannot live the truth


Comments about Do Not Do Unto Others........ by leonard daranjo

  • (12/23/2008 7:12:00 AM)

    An ideal poem for all to read with the approaching New Year! 10!
    -Raj Nandy
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  • (3/24/2008 4:53:00 AM)

    this one has a didactic tone...should reach the ears of everyone....It will help to make a better world. (Report)Reply

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  • (8/8/2007 1:44:00 AM)

    Brilliant! For what are we but mere mortals, optimism reigns! (Report)Reply

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  • (8/8/2007 1:34:00 AM)

    Your wisdom is shown here my friend. It describes the sayaing ' Do not do to others what you do not others do to you! ' Thanks worth 10. (Report)Reply

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Poem Submitted: Wednesday, August 8, 2007

Poem Edited: Saturday, March 26, 2011


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